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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Canadian Government Should Not Trust the Islamic Regime In Iran ....

When Zahra Kazemi the Iranian photo journalist was killed by Iranian judiciary officials including Said Mortazavi Tehran prosecutor , Canada demanded the body of Zahra Kazemi be repatriated to Canada , but regime in Iran buried her body despite of the request by her son Stephan Hashemi ( Hachemi ) a Canadian living in Montreal.

Now,  the Canadian Government is demanding again the bodies of those Iranian - Canadian killed in Plane crash be repatriated to Canada , but despite of repeated request by Canadian Government , because of pressure , threat and intimidation by regime on families of those killed back in Iran , the crash victims particularly those Canadian -Iranian are buried in Iran under regime scrutiny . In this circumstances usually regime agents threatens families to keep silent and not to speak with media or else they would face punishment .

According to news coming from Iran , during the burial ceremonies in the city of Sanandaj ( In Kurdistan -Iran ) and in Isfahan , Tehran , Ghom , Hamedan, Sabzevar, gorgan, Malayer , Zanjan, Taft and other cities .....people with anger chanted : Khamenei is a murderer and his regime is not legitimate ......, Basiji , Sepahi ,you are our Daesh ........They have killed our smart / intelligent people and put / installed clergies on us instead...........and .....

In the city of Mahabad ( a Kurdistan city ) when the people were carrying the body of victims from the crash , removed the Islamic regime flag from the coffin .....also in the city of Kermanshah people chanted against the regime.



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Friday, January 17, 2020

Justice For All the People On Board Of Ukrainian Plane flight PS 752......


Islamic regime in Iran is one of the worst regime in our current world . World must see and hear this regime like the Freedom loving people of Iran .

This regime is built on lies since the beginning of revolution. Khomeini the founder of the Islamic regime in Iran deceived all opposition and its own circle of supporters with lies. Before the revolution Khomeini promised the opposition including the communists groups for freedom for all , Freedom of Expression , justice and respect for all . He also promised the people for free hydro bills , or everyone would be given a house ....But of course later he got rid of them one by one . From Bazargan to Sadeq qotbzadeh to Banisader and others including all the oppositions.

Three days After the plane crash and denial by the regime in Iran, when the world pressure build up against them,  regime have admitted that its forces mistakenly brought down the plane by a surface to air missiles  killing all the 176 passengers  among them 82 Iranian  , 57 Iranian -Canadian , German , several Afghan , 11 Ukrainian , British and Swedish  .

So , Iranian people don't trust this regime in Iran and the Canadian Prime Minister and the rest of the Canadian officials and the world should be very careful when dealing with this regime .

Canadian Government must continue to call on Justice for all the victims of flight # PS752 national tragedy.

Canada should not act like naive .  Must stand strong to defend its own peoples interest , in this case to defend the victims and their families . The regime in Iran may play tricky games and to deceive the Government of Canada. Iranian want Justice ........


We the Iranian as well as the world will continue to watch  .........



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Wednesday, January 01, 2020

Mohammad Javad Larijani ,The Head Of The Department Of Human Rights Of The Regime Is Removed From His Post ...

According to news coming from Iran....

Last Sunday December 29 , the head of the department of human rights of the Islamic regime was removed from his post. Mohammad Javad Larijani was in this post since its establishment in 2005 . He was selected to this post at the time of Hashemi Shahroudi as the head of the judiciary power . And continued to serve in this post during the time of his brother Mohammad Sadegh Larijani when he became the head of the judiciary power after Shahroudi.

The judiciary power selected Ali Bagheri Kani as the new head of the department of human rights of the judiciary power.

From now on , Mr. Bagheri will respond to the questions of the international societies.
The brother of Ali Bagheri Kani is the son in law of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei the leader of the Islamic regime.

IRAN WATCH CANADA: What Mohammad Javad Larijani did during all these years as the head of human rights department of the regime was to colour the frog and sale it as the canaries in the international forums . Time and time he denied any violation of human rights exist under the rule of the " Islamic Republic " of Iran . His records will says it all, when an independent international human rights body would investigate the human rights situation in Iran. Its no wonder he is being removed from the post when there are clear evidence in the killings of 1500 innocent young Iranian including 17 teen ager and 400 women reported by the reuters in just the last months uprising. At the time of shah ,his sister Ashraf was the head of the human rights and now Khamenei's son in law's brother is the head of human rights.  




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Friday, December 27, 2019

People In Iran Chanted " Death To Dictator " ....



On the 40th commemoration day of those killed in last months uprising , people gathered in B.B. Sekineh Cemetery to commemorate Pouya Bakhtiyari's killing by regime forces, despite of heavy  presence of security forces. Pouya is one of the 1500 killed in the last months protest And they chanted :"Death To Dictator "  and  " We haven't gave martyrs to praise the murderer
leader !

there were several separate protests in different part of Iran and many have been arrested and detained again including the family members of those killed. There is a martial law type of state in Iran and internet access is on and off .




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Iran: Conviction on appeal of 7 human rights defenders


New information
IRN 007 / 0919 / OBS 072.2

Sentencing /
Judicial harassment /
Torture
Iran
December 18, 2019
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), has received new information and requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in  Iran.
New information:
The Observatory has been informed by the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) about the conviction on appeal of the following human rights defenders: Ms. Sepideh Gholian, a young labour rights activist; Mr. Esmail Bakhshi, Spokesperson of the independent Workers Syndicate of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company; Mr. Mohammad Khanifar, another member of the Workers Syndicate of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company; and Mr. Amirhossein Mohammadifard, Ms. Sanaz Alahyari, Mr. Amir Amirgholi, and Ms. Asal Mohammadi, four journalists of an online magazine called Gam [Step].
According to the information received, on December 14, 2019, the Court of Appeals of Teheran upheld the conviction of the seven human rights defenders on charges of “gathering and collusion against national security” (Article 610 of the Islamic Penal Code) and sentenced them to five years in prison each, in relation to union activities or reporting on such activities in the context of the strike by workers of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company [1] in Shush, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran (see background information). All seven are still free but may be arrested at any time.
The court also upheld the conviction and two-year prison sentence against Mr. Esmail Bakhshi on charge of “insulting the Supreme Leader” (Article 514). Mr. Bakhshi will serve his sentences concurrently.
The Observatory expresses its concerns over the conviction and judicial harassment against Ms. Sepideh Gholian , Mr. Esmail Bakhshi, Mr. Amirhossein Mohammadifard, Ms. Sanaz Alahyari, Mr. Amir Amirgholi, Ms. Asal Mohammadi, and Mr. Mohammad Khanifar, which seem to be aimed only at punishing them for their legitimate defence of workers’ rights. The Observatory calls on the Iranian authorities to immediately and unconditionally put an end to any acts of harassment against them , as well as all other human rights defenders in Iran.
Background information:
In November 2018, workers at the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company, located in Shush, Khuzestan Province, began a month-long strike. They were demanding the payment of months of unpaid wages and the return of the agro-industrial complex’s ownership to the public sector. Haft Tappeh is the largest sugarcane factory in Iran and employs thousands of workers.
On November 18, 2018, Mr. Esmail Bakhshi, Ms. Sepideh Gholian and Mr. Mr. Mohammad Khanifar, three labour rights activists, were arrested. Mr. Bakhshi and Ms. Gholian were released on bail on December 12 and 18, 2018, respectively. They were forced to incriminate themselves under torture and their “confessions” were televised. After being released, they revealed that they had been tortured and forced to confess. They were re-arrested in Ahvaz, Khuzestan Province, on January 20, 2019. Ms. Gholian was detained in Sepidar prison until April 28, 2019, before being transferred to Evin prison until June 3, 2019, when she was transferred to Qarchak prison. Mr. Bakhshi was detained in Shayban prison in Ahvaz, until April 28, 2019, and then transferred to Evin prison.Mr. Mohammad Khanifar was released on bail on November 22, 2018.
Four online journalists who reported on social justice issues, including labour rights, and publicised the grievances of the workers of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company, were also arrested: 
- Ms. Asal Mohammadi was arrested on December 4, 2018, released on bail on January 5, 2019, re-arrested on August 4, 2019 and released on bail on November 2, 2019. 
- Mr. Amirhossein Mohammadifard and Ms. Sanaz Alahyari were both arrested on January 9, 2019, and detained in the Ministry of Intelligence’s Ward 209 in Tehran’s Evin prison. 
- Mr. Amir Amirgholi was arrested at his home in Babolsar, Mazandaran Province, on January 14, 2019, and was initially detained in Evin prison. He was transferred to Shayban prison in Ahvaz after one month and then back to Evin prison on April 28, 2019.
https://www.fidh.org/en/issues/human-rights-
defenders/iran-conviction-on-appeal-of-7-
human-rights-defenders

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Iran: Conviction of 12 labour rights defenders and arbitrary detention of two of them

https://www.fidh.org/en/issues/human-rights-
defenders/iran-conviction-of-12-labour-rights-
defenders-and-arbitrary-detention

IRN 008 / 1219 / OBS 109
Sentencing /
Arbitrary detention
Iran
December 20, 2019
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Iran.
Description of the situation:
The Observatory has been informed by the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) about the conviction of 12 labour rights defenders and the arbitrary detention of two of them in connection with peaceful demonstrations in April and May 2019.
According to the information received, on December 14, 2019, the Court of Appeals of Tehran sentenced Ms. Atefeh Rangriz, a researcher, and Ms. Marzieh Amiri, a journalist, to five years in prison each on charges of “gathering and collusion against national security” (Article 610 of the Islamic Penal Code). Both had been arrested on May 1, 2019, during a Labour Day gathering in Tehran and then released on bail in late October 2019. In the first instance trial in late August 2019, Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolution Court had sentenced Ms. Rangriz to 11 years and six months in prison and 74 lashes, and Ms. Amiri to 10 years and six months in prison and 148 lashes. Both appealed their conviction and prison sentence. They remain free but may be arrested at any time.
On December 12, 2019, Mr. Ali Nejati, a member of the Workers Syndicate of Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company, also arrested on May 1, 2019, during the Labour Day gathering, was sentenced to five years in prison under Article 610 by Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolution Court. His trial took place on November 13, 2019. He remains free and has appealed the sentence.
On December 7, 2019, Ms. Parvin Mohammadi, Deputy President of the independent Free Union of Iranian Workers, was summoned by the Verdicts Enforcement Department of Karaj District 1 and sent to Kachuee prison in Karaj, Alborz Province, to serve a one-year prison sentence, and has remained detained since then. Ms. Mohammadi had been arrested, together with Ms. Haleh Safarzadeh and Mr. Alireza Saghafi Khorassani, both labour rights defenders and members of Writers Association of Iran, on April 26, 2019 at a gathering of workers in a park in Karaj and released on bail 15 days after their arrest. On August 24, 2019, the Islamic Revolution Court of Karaj tried the three and sentenced them to one year in prison each on charge of “propaganda against the system” (Article 500) on August 30, 2019 – a conviction and prison sentence that the Court of Appeals upheld in early October 2019. Ms. Safarzadeh and Mr. Saghafi Khorassani remain free but have been summoned to serve their prison sentence and may be arrested at any time.
Six other human rights defenders, all arrested on May 1, 2019 during the above-mentioned Labour Day gathering in Tehran, were also sentenced to prison terms:
On December 4, 2019, Ms. Neda Naji, a civil and labour rights defender, was sentenced by Branch 28 of the Islamic Revolution Court to six months in prison on charges of “insulting government agents” (Article 609) and five years in prison under Article 610. Her trial took place on November 10, 2019. If her conviction is upheld on appeal, she will have to serve five years. After her arrest, Ms. Naji was held in solitary confinement in the Ministry of Intelligence’s Ward 209 in Tehran’s Evin prison until June 15, then transferred to Qarchak prison south of Tehran, and back to Evin prison on July 7. She remains detained in Evin prison and will appeal the sentence.
In late November 2019, Ms. Anisha Assadollahi, an engineer and teacher, was also tried by Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolution Court on charges of “disrupting public order” (Article 618) and sentenced to one year in prison and 74 lashes. Ms. Assadollahi was released four days after her initial arrest, re-arrested on June 18, and released on bail on August 6. She appealed her conviction and sentence and remains free awaiting the outcome.


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The Iranian Retired Seniors Staged Rally In Front Of The Parliament ...... Teachers staged Protest In Their Classes.....

According to news .....
Both the retired seniors and teachers staged protest in Iran....

One day before the 40th commemoration day of those young protesters who were killed by regime forces 40 days ago ,the Retired seniors staged rally in front of the parliament and the teachers staged protest in their schools and asked the regime to respond in their demands.

IRAN WATCH CANADA: Islamic regime bankrupts Iran's economy by spending all the wealth of the Iranian people in to the countries like Syria , Lebanon and Hizbullah and other Islamic groups around the world. This is happening while regime doesn't have money to pay the retired seniors and teachers or workers .




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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

A Board Member of the " Iran Writers Association " Is Arrested....

According to news , Arash Ganji the secretary of the board of " Iran Writers Association " is arrested.
Arash Ganji was arrested at his home by several agents and was transferred to an unknown location.
News says: This morning several agents who have called themselves as the " Security Police " have entered into the house of Arash Ganji , searched the house and confiscated several items including recorder and left the premises together with Arash Ganji to an unknown location.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Reuters Reported :

Urgent:
Three sources close to Khamenei said:
1500 protesters have been killed during the recent uprising.


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Khamenei Ordered , Do Whatever Necessary , 1500 Were Killed .....

According to a report by Reuters ,
In a special report from officials close to Khamenei , the leader of the Islamic regime demanded from the officials to do whatever they can to stop the protest.
As result of the actions of regime forces ,  1500 people lost their lives including 17 teenagers and 400 women.


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Sunday, December 22, 2019

Regime Put Pressures On Families Of Those Protesters Killed to Keep Silent ....

According to news , the ministry of intelligence  put pressures on families of those protesters killed during the uprising in last months protest to keep silent , not to interview with anyone and keep the 40th days memorium quietly and in an indoor .
However , the father and mother of Pouya Bakhtiyari was summoned by ministry of intelligence and told , they won't secure their safety if they hold the memorium in open space . Despite of the warning by ministry of intelligence , the father of Pouya Bakhtiyari the young Iranian killed in the uprising is determined to hold the event in an open door .


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Iranian People Won't Rest .........

According to news in the latest uprising of Iranian people in the month of November 2019 , which lasted for several days and more than 100 cities joined the uprising against the increase on Gas price , there are speculation that more than 1000 people may have lost their lives in the hand of regime forces ( more by close range shot ) and thousands are arrested and are currently in prison , under severe torture or death .
Now that we are closing to their 40 days of killings,
a group of women political prisoners in Iran including Narges Mohammadi , Manijeh Arabshahi , Atena Daemi , Yasaman Aryani and Saba Kordafshari released a joint statement and stated that they would stage protest on the 40th days of these killings in solidarity with the families of those were killed.




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